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Sculptural shower box shines under four Resene paint products

Resene Colorwood Mahogany a feature in Pacific-style bathroom


Good often comes from bad, and this serene and decadent master bathroom is a great example – the entire renovation was sparked by the discovery of a water leak.

Homeowners Fraser and Sandy Gillies took the opportunity to gut the entire bathroom and start again.

Fraser Gillies, an architectural designer, says the couple wanted something special.

"So many bathrooms have a standard look and lack atmosphere. We wanted this bathroom to reflect our personalities."

The result is a Zen-like space that would look perfectly at home in a Pacific island resort.


The vanity, painted in Resene Black Sheep, was retained, but given a new top made from floor tiles. A circular vessel basin adds an almost ceremonial feel.

But the centrepiece of the room is the sculptural shower box clad in macrocarpa slats. These were stained in Resene Colorwood Mahogany, then finished with three coats of protective Resene Aquaclear on all sides. Resene All Black was painted on the shower box walls beneath the slats, providing distinctive black shadowlines.

To provide a quiet visual counterpoint to the timber slats, the walls are painted in Resene Black White.

For details, visit a Resene ColorShop, or freephone 0800 RESENE (737 737). Or visit the

First published date: 30 April 2015

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